Caribou

Well, she was told blood is richer than gold
By a candy-faced lion soft and bold.
The lion said I’d marry a Jew to a Christen inside you
She saw that the world was made of love.
She saw that the world was heaven above.
And then she looked into the mirror, saw a different face:
A caribou from outer space.
O Caribou, my daughter you.
How did you become a caribou, my daughter you. O caribou.
 Well, she was hairy all over and hoofed down under,

the hooves pounded the world like thunder,  
And she lived on the tundra,
She got real thin--had to eat her candle and her paraffin,
Moved into an igloo that was oh so dark,
Was cut from the land by a passing shark,
The ice then melted and she had to swim:
Caught on a giant penguin.
The penguin took her a long, long way.
Gave her to a dolphin slick and gray  
And then the dolphin dropped her in a pelicans mouth.
The pelican flew, way down south.  
Then she feasted on a fish in the pelican And then

she began to feel well again.
She climbed atop the pelican’s head,  
A falcon snapped her up and she thought she was dead.
The falcon flew her to the U.S.A. where her mommy did

see her and she did say:
Caribou, my daughter you.
How did you become a caribou? My daughter you, O caribou.
How did you become a caribou?
My daughter you. O caribou.
 Well, then one hundred thousand  bottles of wine

poured out on her doe head.
She made some friends and took her time and

she baked a loaf of bread.
One hoof on the ocean and another on the land,

in love, in love without demand.
A church in her heart,
She played her part.
She put the horse before the cart.
Woke up in the morning to finish this tune, doo, doo, doo
O caribou, my daughter you.
How did you become a caribou my daughter, you? O caribou.

My daughter you.
How did you become a caribou?